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  • NY Times Hawks Tickets for Evening with Resistance Leader Sally Yates

    03/21/2018 5:44:33 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 21, 2018 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Resistance is profitable The New York Times is selling tickets for a night with resistance leader Sally Yates. The Times is charging $30—and half-price tickets for subscribers—for a "rare conversation" with the former Obama Justice Department holdover who refused to enforce President Trump's executive order restricting travel from terrorist hot bed countries. "Join us for a rare conversation with Sally Yates, the former acting attorney general who was dismissed by President Trump last year after refusing to defend his first travel ban," the Times writes. Topics include prison reform, civil rights, and "the fine points of constitutional law." Yates herself...
  • For warmth, some households still burn coal ( Durango, Colorado )

    03/20/2018 5:28:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | March 10, 2018 | Jonathan Romeo
    Rural residents turn to cheap heating fuel ... Monte Miller shovels a load of coal into a bucket and makes the short journey from his storage shed to his home on the edge of Bayfield, joking aloud that his wife likes to keep the temperature at a steady 75 degrees. “But we don’t have any problem doing that with coal,” Miller and his wife, Marsha, have been using coal as their main source of fuel since they moved to their home in 2000. Each year, the couple uses about 2 tons of coal to keep their 2,500-square-foot house warm throughout...
  • Staten Islanders to attend 'March For Our Lives' rally in Washington D.C.

    03/20/2018 1:45:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | March 20, 2018 | Tracey Porpora
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Shortly after 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. were the victims of a mass shooting in February, Staten Island activists mobilized and are now gearing up to attend the "March For Our Lives" rally in Washington, DC on March 24. About 10 buses will leave St. George on Saturday to participate in the student-led march to stop school shootings and end gun violence. "This is a sign of hope that Staten Island is ready to join the national movement," said Lorie Honor, leader of Staten Island Women Who March,...

    03/20/2018 11:39:42 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 15 replies
    Tuesday, March 20th, 2018: President Trump will host a roundtable event with members of law enforcement to discuss sanctuary cities across the US.
  • Yes, This Is Going to Be Worse Than Watergate

    03/20/2018 12:12:04 PM PDT · by Mariner · 55 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | march 20th, 2018 | Michael Tomasky
    Something changed last weekend, did it not? The firing of Andrew McCabe. The statement by Trump lawyer John Dowd to The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff that Robert Mueller should end his probe soon. Donald Trump’s tweetstorm just after that, his first tweets mentioning Mueller by name along with promises by aides that more attacks are on the way. The amped-up speculation that Trump will fire Jeff Sessions and replace him with someone who hasn’t recused himself so that someone can fire Mueller. Somewhere in there also came an official reassurance by Trump lawyer Ty Cobb that the president has no...
  • Christine Quinn bashes ‘unqualified lesbian’ Cynthia Nixon

    03/20/2018 12:10:10 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 20, 2018 | Carl Campanile
    Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, an openly gay supporter of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, called Cynthia Nixon an “unqualified lesbian” a day after the actress announced she’s going to challenge the governor in a primary. In an interview with The Post, Quinn also denounced Nixon for endorsing Bill de Blasio over her in the 2013 Democratic primary for mayor. “I’m surprised by this race. It’s a flight of fancy on her part,” Quinn said of Nixon’s announcement Monday that she would take on Cuomo in September’s Democratic primary. “Cynthia Nixon was opposed to having a qualified lesbian become mayor of...
  • The negative effects of Obama's ‘positive’ school discipline policies

    03/20/2018 7:11:10 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 03/16/2018 | WILL FLANDERS AND NATALIE GOODNOW
    The Obama Administration coerced schools nationwide to overhaul their discipline policies. Former Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said the racial disparity in school suspensions wasn't a reflection of problems in our society, but the result of "racial discrimination" in our schools. So he issued a threat: Even if your school rules are totally fair and administered totally fairly, we may come after you if your discipline numbers aren't racially balanced.
  • David Hogg: We Need To Use Our "White Privilege" To Make Sure Black Gun Victims Are Heard

    03/20/2018 6:15:32 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 91 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | March 19, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    At a Twitter live stream event held Monday, Parkland High School shooting survivor David Hogg said he will use his "white privilege" to make sure that other non-white victims of gun violence can be heard. Hogg lamented that if a similar event happened in a "lower socio-economic" place "like a black community" that the media would not give it the coverage like he and his fellow students have received "no matter how well those people spoke." "I think one of the greatest obstacles that we've faced though with this movement is the fact that there is a lot of racial...
  • CALL TO ARMS: NY Democrat URGES Citizens to TAKE UP ARMS Against Trump

    03/19/2018 3:01:57 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 77 replies
    Sean Hannity ^ | March 19, 2018 | Hannity Staff
    Democratic Congressman Tom Suozzi found himself on hot-water over the weekend, telling a “nervous” crowd of supporters it may be time to “put pressure” on the President using “the Second Amendment” if he opposes the constitution. According to the NY Post, Suozzi was speaking at a town hall event in Long Island, New York when he suddenly commented on the Second Amendment; bizarrely suggesting it may be the only thing to prevent the Commander-in-Chief from “ignoring the courts.” “It’s really a matter of putting public pressure on the president,” Suozzi told the crowd. “This is where the Second Amendment comes...
  • Democrats reject immigration deal as budget deadline nears

    03/19/2018 7:39:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2018 5:53 PM EDT | Andrew Taylor
    Capitol Hill Democrats have rejected a White House bid to extend protections for so-called Dreamer immigrants in exchange for $25 billion in funding for President Donald Trump’s long-sought border wall as Washington talks on a $1.3 trillion catchall spending bill hit a critical stage on Monday. Disputes remain over immigration enforcement and a smaller infusion of wall funding, as well as a major rail project that pits Trump against his most powerful Democratic adversary, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Monday’s developments were described by congressional aides in both parties who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks remain...
  • No Clear G.O.P. Successor in Line After Mayor's Win (2005 Bloomberg Flashback)

    03/19/2018 1:35:52 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 20, 2005 | Nicholas Confessore
    Through four straight mayoral contests, the Republican line on New York City election ballots has yielded gold: four straight wins for G.O.P. candidates in a city where declared Democrats make up the overwhelming majority of voters. Those wins have not, however, yielded an obvious successor to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, whose name -- because of term limits -- will not be on the ballot come November 2009. Indeed, while the city's political elite has long since begun speculating about likely Democratic candidates for 2009, the roster of presumptive Republican aspirants is rather thin. "I couldn't project who could follow his...
  • Cornell Students to Protest NRA by Flooding Organization’s Facebook Comment Section

    03/19/2018 12:47:45 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 46 replies
    © Copyright 2018, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 03/19/18 | By Shruti Juneja
    <p>Amid national and local uproar over gun violence, Justin Langfan is leading an effort to tackle the issue from a different approach: using mass social action to “revolutionize our politics.”</p> <p>“The NRA has said that ‘people who are dangerous should not have access to firearms.’ If the NRA believes this statement, why is it against implementing background checks for the 22% of gun purchases that don’t require them? #JoinUsandPostThis”</p>
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,March 19-23,2018,WOR AM

    03/19/2018 12:37:33 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | March 19, 2018 | Sean Hannity
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  • BREAKING NEWS - Cynthia Nixon announces she is running for Governor of New York

    03/19/2018 11:38:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 19, 2018 | Chris Spargo
    Native New Yorker and Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has announced her candidacy for Governor of the the Empire State, in a direct challenge to incumbent Andrew Cuomo. Nixon announced her debut in the world of politics with a two-minute video on her social media platforms, where she declared: 'I love New York and today I'm announcing my candidacy for governor.' Earlier this month, NY 1 broke the news that Nixon would challenge Governor Cuomo in the Democratic primary later this year.
  • Fmr Clinton Pollster Mark Penn: Conor Lamb Came Out Against Nancy Pelosi and Won

    03/19/2018 7:15:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Former Clinton pollster Mark Penn weighed in on Pennsylvania’s 16th congressional district special election result, crediting Rep.-elect Conor Lamb’s (D-PA) victory to the candidate going against the far left like Nancy Pelosi. “[A]fter so much talk that the party was moving to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders [the special Pennsylvania congressional election] really reaffirms the power of a centrist Democrat,” Penn told New York AM 970 radio’s “The Cats Roundtable” host John Catsimatidis. “I mean, Conor Lamb really took a lot of centrist positions. He backed a lot of what President Trump was saying. And he came out explicitly against...
  • Congressman suggests Second Amendment as means of opposing Trump

    03/19/2018 5:08:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 75 replies
    A Democratic congressman from Long Island implied that Americans should grab weapons and oppose President Trump by force, if the commander-in-chief doesn’t follow the Constitution. Rep. Tom Suozzi made the remark to constituents at a town hall last week, saying that folks opposed to Trump might resort to the “Second Amendment.” “It’s really a matter of putting public pressure on the president,” Suozzi said in a newly released video of the March 12 talk in Huntington. “This is where the Second Amendment comes in quite frankly, because you know, what if the president was to ignore the courts? What would...
  • 'I meant no disrespect': Hillary admits she 'upset or offended' some Americans

    03/18/2018 1:57:15 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 126 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 18, 2018 | Nikki Schwab
    'I meant no disrespect': Hillary admits she 'upset or offended' some Americans with comments she made about Trump supporters and white women voting like their husbands Hillary Clinton took to Facebook to explain some comments she made in India that had drawn criticism from Democrats and the Trump White House 'I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted,' Clinton said in the post The ex-nominee said she wasn't trying to attack red states when she talked about how areas that went for Trump weren't as economically advantage She stood her ground - while noting...
  • FDNY hero who evacuated hundreds on 9/11 dies at 45 of cancer

    03/18/2018 5:28:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/18/2018 | Nicole Darrah
    A New York City firefighter, who heroically aided in the evacuation of hundreds of people in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 as the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history unfolded, has died. Thomas Phelan, 45, of Brooklyn, died on Friday, according to the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York. Phelan, family and friends told the New York Daily News, died from cancer linked to the toxic fumes at Ground Zero. He is one of more than 170 firefighters who have died as a result of an illness related to the attacks at the World Trade Center in 2001,...
  • CONFESSIONS OF A CONGRESSIONAL STAFFER: “The 3 Part Plan To Destroy Donald Trump & His Supporters"

    03/18/2018 12:47:09 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 141 replies
    DCWHISPERS ^ | 3/18/18 | dcwhispers
    “**The move against Trump’s private business and his family is meant to push the President into direct conflict with Mr. Mueller which will result in Mueller’s attempted firing. That firing will be used as the primary get-out-the-vote push leading up to the 2018 Midterms in November. **Democrats take back the House and possibly even the Senate. Democrats and a handful of high-placed Republicans will then move forward with impeachment proceedings. They want to make it a bi-partisan effort to further damage the President. **The Trump brand will be destroyed. The value of his properties will plummet. His family will be...
  • AP Exclusive: Kushner Cos. filed false NYC housing paperwork

    03/18/2018 11:57:19 AM PDT · by blueyon · 34 replies ^ | 3/18/18 | bernard condon
    When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit. But that's exactly what the company then run by Jared Kushner did, and with remarkable speed. Two years later, it sold all three buildings for $60 million, nearly 50 percent more than it paid. Now a clue has emerged as to how President Donald Trump's son-in-law's firm was able to move so fast: The Kushner Cos. routinely filed false paperwork with...